The moon

Light sculpture by reclycling artist Jan Vingerhoets from Baardskeerdersbos

Redeux Shelling

Light ornament made of shell by recyling artist Jan Vingerhoets

There is this artist …

His name is Jan Vingerhoets and lives in the ‘quaint artist village’ Baardskeerdersbos in the Western Cape. From scrap (car parts, geysers, thrown away furniture, etc,) he creates functional ornaments such as lights, chairs and even a clock. Jan has one purpose in life and that is repurpose. See for yourself.

Once upon a time in South Africa 3

(imaginary) Sculptures integrated in this picture are made by me, Ulrich Riek and Jan Vingerhoets.

Once upon a time in South Africa 3

(imaginary) Sculptures integrated in this picture are made by me, Ulrich Riek and Jan Vingerhoets.

Imaginary: The ‘rocket scientist’ of Baardskeerdersbos ….

is checking on me …..  (What wikipedia does not mention is that there are many known artists living in Baardskeerdersbos. The ‘rocket scientist’ -recycle artist Jan Vingerhoets- is one of those)

And there is light

Frame Detail of light sculpture of Jan Vingerhoets, South Africa

Uplifting my ego

Just got a nice review of my photography: “Herman van Bon has a remarkable eye for beauty and a quirky sense of humour. Both come through in his remarkable images.” – Jan Vingerhoets That just makes my SUNday.

Rocket Science in the Overberg

Will this be the future??? Although recycling artist Jan Vingerhoets from Baardskeerdersbos is fascinated by it.

Clockwork

South African sculptor Jan Vingerhoets has his background in the IT (Silicon Valley, USA, I believe) and that might be the reason that he went back to a kind of ‘primitive looking ornamental work’. His clockwork (at this moment exhibited in Art Thirst in Hermanus) is a good example of ‘ornate simplicity’. Photo made in …